ICC to scrap coin toss?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly reconsidering the possibility of scrapping the coin toss in Test match cricket.

It has been a discussion for a couple of years already, but a new report on Cricinfo suggests that the ICC committee is ready to re-enter the topic.

There are obvious concerns over the future of Test cricket as T20 tournaments around the world continue to thrive, and this would be a way of the ICC looking for ways to save the format.

The change would see the visiting captain decide whether to bat or bowl first in the hope that this would stop home nations from preparing extreme wickets that place a massive importance on the coin toss.

Since 2016, England's County Championship has given visiting captains the opportunity to decide whether to bat or bowl without a coin toss.

If the rule does change, it would need to come into play before the start of the first ever World Test Championship, which gets underway next year and runs through until 2021.

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